Personalized Medicine: Myth vs. Reality

"Personalized medicine" holds great promise for optimizing the effectiveness of drug therapies based on our genetic makeup, but how far has the science advanced? Where are the breakthroughs? How exactly has it helped, and who are the primary beneficiaries? What barriers exist to connecting genetic understanding to scientific discovery and new treatments, and their usage, distribution, and commercialization? What other advances and developments can we expect in the next five, 10, and 20 years? David Agus, MD, George Church, MD, Jonathan T. Lord, MD discuss with Charles Beever

Festival: 2007

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